Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted the event on Tuesday that kicked off the distribution. He said:
In New York City, 1.4 million residents are classified as food insecure.
At the same time, over half the food pantries and soup kitchens in our city cannot meet demand, and this meat will go a long way toward helping City Harvest feed to more than 300,000 hungry New Yorkers who depend on it each week.
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